Roll back demonetisation: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Asking the Centre to roll back the move, Kejriwal said the demonetisation of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was a “very poorly implemented scheme” and said it should be re-introduced after proper planning.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 14, 2016 2:10 am
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HOURS AFTER Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an emotional appeal on demonetisation in Goa, Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the PM should spare the country his “jumlebaazi aur natakbaazi (fooling and theatrics).”

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Asking the Centre to roll back the move, Kejriwal said the demonetisation of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8 was a “very poorly implemented scheme” and said it should be re-introduced after proper planning.

“I felt very sad to hear the words you (Modi) used for those standing in queues. Are 2G scam and coal scam accused standing in these queues?… The Prime Minister has mocked the common people queuing up outside banks. He must apologise to the nation for this,” said the CM.

He said that while Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government needs three more weeks for ATMs to run normally, Modi on Sunday sought people’s co-operation for 50 days.

“People can’t even wait another 50 hours. They have money but they are still going hungry. Farmers who completely deal in cash are now left with pieces of paper. Since the PM asked for 50 days more, there is widespread panic. I have been getting calls and SMSes… This can’t go on. There can’t be more deaths, and more marriages cannot be cancelled, ” said Kejriwal.

Even as the nation continues to grapple with cash deficit in the light of the demonetisation of the two notes, Kejriwal said there is no serious solution coming from the Centre. “Either they don’t know what to do or the situation is out of their control. We are questioning their intentions but everyone can see it is a poorly implemented scheme,” he said.

The CM also claimed that in 24 hours of its introduction, the Rs 2,000 notes had already been turned into counterfeit currency.

On Modi’s statement that he faces threat to his life, Kejriwal said, “From whom does he face a threat to his life? Does that mean the SPG, the RAW and the IB are ineffective? Stop this drama. It does not fill people’s stomachs.”

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  1. S
    Nov 14, 2016 at 4:39 am
    Nothing but negativity .It is surprising that Sri Kejrival claims about service in Income tax department , where officers everyday come across huge cash and black money . This is completely anti-national and pro- terrorist atude and must be deplored with all energy .God save this country from such short sighted leaders who are always busy plotting and angling for personal gains and votes ONLY, they have no loyalty or love for INDIA . People should join hands to summarily reject such individual who will make any irresponsible statement just for remaining in HEADLINES . High court of Karnataka has endorsed the decision of demonetization and appreciated this action .Even common man knows this was the only way to curb menace of fake currency and terror funding but not highly literate Mr. Kejrival . Time to show him his real place .
    1. D
      Dinesh Kasar
      Nov 14, 2016 at 6:34 am
      Very well said. Leaving family to help Ambanis and Adanis. No doubt he is in their pockets, sucking their balls.
      1. K
        Kejriwal Fan
        Nov 14, 2016 at 4:35 am
        Narendra Modi must immediately step down from the post of the PM. His name as one of the PM of this great country has already demeaned the high position he sits in. Taking his example these days even beggars, and other low-cl s have also started dreaming the same. We cannot let our country fall into the hands of such cheap people. The people of this country must take up arms and revolt against this government.
        1. K
          Nov 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm
          i am a student and facing lot of difficulty by demonetisation no doubt but i completey support modi ji in this and proud to have pm like;br/gt;And our cm arvind kejriwal u must support and talk with respect for our pm. how can you use these kind of words as a cm . i think i am equally responsible as i too had vote for you(aap) a.k. but in near future i will think thousand times before voting you,as a common girl my expectations were high but all in vain. U hsve done nothing beside cursing;br/gt;and i think he is the one who can resolve the reservation differences among sc st obc.
          1. M
            Nov 15, 2016 at 6:28 am
            He has to come out with these statements to support his vote bank and their masters across the border. People are not fools to not see through his real intentions. He is among the worst politicians India has thrown up.
            1. B
              Nov 15, 2016 at 8:00 am
              The media is giving more publicity than other chief ministers. Is it because he is sitting in Delhi. Is it because of the highly controversial statements made by him.
              1. P
                Nov 15, 2016 at 7:17 pm
                What about the helplessness of opposition! Those who are asking roll back are talking without any shield to save their black money knowing well it is not possible. There are other parties who project the natural difficulty encountered by people as a shield to save their leaders. There may be a few within the BJP as well feeling miserable with the Government decision of demonitisation. The people of India has accepted the decision of Modi government with both the hands despite the hardship they undergo for certain lacuna in preparation. All leaders who oppose demonitisation will be discarded by people and new generation upstarts like Kejeriwal, Rahul and Akhilesh are totally exposed.
                1. M
                  Nov 14, 2016 at 9:05 am
                  #pAAP has lost its black money and AK needs more time to convert his ill gotten wealth!!!
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